Eur J Plast Surg (2008) 31:155 DOI 10.1007/s00238-008-0246-y BOOK REVIEW Hrayr K. Shahinian, M. Kabil, R. Jarrahy, M.-P. Thill, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery: A Comprehensive Guide with Illustrative Cases Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, USA, 2008, 193 pp, 179.00 USD, ISBN 978-1-58829-814-0 Ian Jackson Accepted: 20 March 2008 /Published online: 27 May 2008 Springer-Verlag 2008 You may ask why should this be reviewed in a plastic surgery on anesthetic considerations, neuroendocrine aspects, interven- journal? It is because the endoscopic approach is becoming tional neuroradiological aspects of skull base surgery, and increasingly popular and we in plastic surgery must keep in instrumentation in endoscopic skull base procedures. The next touch with what is happening. This book is coauthored by a chapter describes the authors’“fully endoscopic endonasal neuroradiologist, an endocrinologist, an anesthesiologist, approach. Following this, various fully endoscopic approaches and an interventional neuroradiologist. Two are working in are discussed. These are, namely, transglabellar, supraorbital, California, one in Brussels, and one in Cairo. This in itself retrosigmoid, and subtemporal. makes it an interesting publication. For plastic surgeons involved in skull base surgery, this The introduction discusses the evolution from open book is worth an investment for the library. We must look at craniotomy to fully endoscopic skull base surgery and new techniques with an open mind and see where they can be discusses its place in practice. This is followed by chapters fitted into our area of practice. I. Jackson (*) Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery, Fisher Center - Third Floor, 16001 West Nine Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075, USA e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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